(one's) next of kin

(redirected from his next of kin)

(one's) next of kin

One's closest living relative. Now that the body has been identified, we'll have to notify his next of kin of his death. The will specifies that her next of kin will be entitled to her entire estate.
See also: kin, next, of

one's next of kin

one's closest living relative or relatives. The police notified the dead man's next of kin. My next of kin lives 800 miles away.
See also: kin, next, of

your ˌnext of ˈkin

(formal) your closest living relative or relatives: The hospital need to contact her next of kin — she is very ill indeed.This form must be signed by your next of kin.
Kin is an old word for your family or your relatives.
See also: kin, next, of
References in classic literature ?
Vanstone having died intestate, a third of his fortune would go to his widow; and the rest would be divided among his next of kin.
His Saudi sponsor, who died six years ago, requested his next of kin to pay the benefits to the man if he could be found after his return to Sri Lanka.
Unfortunately, there was only limited information available as to the identity of the deceased and police commenced an inquiry to establish details of his next of kin.
A MUCH-LOVED Welshman who was found dead above a London pub faces a pauper's funeral unless his next of kin can be found.
Mr Chapman, who lived in the Stockton area for more than 20 years, died recently at the University of North Tees but the hospital have no details for his next of kin.
Gordon Conway died recently at the University Hospital of North Tees in Teesside, but staff at the hospital trust say they have no details of his next of kin.
The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and police said his next of kin had been informed.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said officers were waiting for his next of kin to be informed and formal identification to take place.
On her last visit she said that if anything happened to my husband, she would inherit everything as she is his next of kin.
His next of kin are asked to call Fiona Turner on 01484 436 700.
A spokesman for South Wales Police said the man had been identified but that his next of kin had not yet been informed.
The name of the young man with Garcia was not available, pending notification of his next of kin.
Merseyside Police are now trying to trace his next of kin.
There are no suspicious circumstances but officers are trying to find his next of kin.
Any next of kin, or anyone who knows of his next of kin, is asked to contact the Merseyside Coroner's Office on 0151 777 3480.